property market

House price growth grinds to a halt in 2018 but 'lots to be cheerful about' in 2019

The growth of property values slowed to a dismal 0.5% last year, figures from Nationwide Building Society suggest.

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UK home buyers and sellers sit tight as Brexit uncertainty pushes housing market to weakest level in six years

Brexit uncertainty has pushed the UK property market to its weakest level in more than six years as buyers and sellers sit tight in increasing numbers, according to surveyors.

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Proportion of homes bought with cash hits a record low as investors and downsizers steer clear

The proportion of homes in England and Wales bought with cash fell by nearly a third in the first half of the year – the lowest level on record, new research has revealed.

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Are you a 'pension pot' landlord or an 'accidental' landlord? Nearly half of buy to let owners use property to fund retirement

Nearly half of buy to let (BTL) homeowners are ‘pension pot landlords’ according to estate agent Your Move.

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House prices drop by £4,000 on average in a month in the sharpest fall since April, says Halifax

UK house prices fell unexpectedly in September, while annual growth also slowed to a three-month low, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

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These jobs face a 100-year wait to buy a home

Workers on lower incomes could face a wait of more than 100 years before their dreams of home ownership become a reality, according to Housesimple.

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Asking prices 'soften' as sellers aim for Christmas move

New sellers on the market are being more realistic about their prices, according to latest figures from Rightmove.

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Bricks and mortar or property shares: which is right for your portfolio?

The Investment Association (IA) will split its property sector in two this September. It’s not exactly a defining moment in history, but it is a helpful one for investors.

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Ban gazumping: 'housing market in need of reform'

More than half of households (55%) want to see gazumping banned, according to research into the housing reforms Brits would like the government to introduce.

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Surveyors slam report of property prices being 'down valued'

Reports of homebuyers being caught out with supposed ‘down valuations’ are “questionable” according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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